IL Online Training | Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Lagoons

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Date and Time: 7-16-2024 @ 09:00 AM (CDT) to 7-17-2024 @ 11:00 AM (CDT)
Location: Online Event

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Description: This 2-part virtual training workshop discusses the basic operating principles of wastewater treatment lagoons and operator tasks associated with operation, maintenance, monitoring, and compliance.  By the end of this class, attendees will be able to do the following:

  •  List key monitoring parameters to evaluate lagoon performance.
  • Describe daily operator duties necessary for wastewater lagoon operation.
  • Explain the causes of excess sludge accumulation and discuss solutions.
  • Analyze compliance problems that can occur with wastewater lagoons.

Please Note: This is a two-part training over the course of two days. In order to qualify for CEUs, you must attend both days (4 hours of training total):

  • Tue, July 16, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
  • Wed, July 17, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

Trainer: Gregory Pearson, Water & Wastewater Trainer, Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center at Michigan Technological University

CEUs: This training is approved for 3.8 hours of wastewater technical training by the Illinois EPA. However, the information covered will be beneficial for operators in any state.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving wastewater systems


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